Modern life has its perks but nothing in life comes free. Our increasingly easier life also means we move less and stay stuck to an office chair for most hours of the day. As a result, everybody and their mother is interested in losing weight.
This is why you should have handy a variety of healthy snacks that are 200 calories or less, so you can avoid getting extra pounds on by consuming pointless calories. As a side benefit, they will prevent you from getting too hungry and overeating during your actual meals.
The first suggestion in this menu are carrot sticks with dip. The secret is to contain yourself: one cup of carrots (10 sticks or so) has 50 calories, while 2 tablespoons of a creamy veggie dip has 130 calories.
Another delight are baked tortilla chips (not fried!) with salsa. 10 tortilla chips have 120 calories or so, and half a cup of salsa has only 42. Just watch out for the sodium if you decide to buy salsa instead of making your own.
And a final suggestion is either almonds, pistachios, or cashews. One quarter-cup serving of almonds has 155 calories; pistachios have 170; and cashews have only 157 calories. Just make sure to buy unsalted nuts and enjoy the extra healthy monounsaturated fats, protein, and fiber in your diet.